Elected Member

Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen

Cambridge, MA
Harvard Law School
Yale University
Harvard Law School

Jeannie Suk is a professor of law at Harvard Law School, where she has taught criminal law and procedure, family law, and the law of art, fashion, and performing arts. Prior to joining the faculty in 2006, she clerked for Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court, and for Judge Harry Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Currently serving as an Adviser on ALI’s Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses project, Professor Suk was previously a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School (2012); a senior fellow at Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard (2009-2010); Alexander Fellow at NYU School of Law (2005-2006); and an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Professor Suk’s book, At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution is Transforming Privacy, was awarded the Herbert Jacob Prize for the best law and society book of the year by the Law and Society Association. She is also a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of the MacDowell Colony Fellowship.

EDUCATION: Yale University, B.A.; Oxford University, D.Phil.; Harvard Law School, J.D.  

Areas of Expertise
Women's Rights (Constitutional Law)
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure (Criminal Law)
Sexual Assault (Criminal Law)
Copyrights (Intellectual Property)
Art (Intellectual Property)
Domestic Relations (Family Law)
Family Law